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Berry Street - Foster Care, Child Protection, Youth, Family Violence and Community Services
Welcome to Berry Street
|Since 1877, Berry Street has chosen to work with children, young people and families, with the most challenging and complex needs, including those for whom we are often the last resort. Last year, we helped over 18,000 of the most disadvantaged children, young people and families across our community.|
We believe all children should have a good childhood, growing up feeling safe, nurtured and with hope for the future.
Family violence represents 42% of all crimes against people in Victoria. Help children like Grace to heal.
Learn more Read our Berry Street Magazine online. Read now
Join BerrySafe today and make a monthly gift to Berry Street. Your BerrySafe monthly gift helps abused and neglected children to reclaim their childhood. Join now The Berry Street Education Model provides schools with the training, curriculum and strategies to engage the most challenging students. . Find out more
Berry Street is bringing together a movement of people who have the desire to invest in a better future for our children. Read more We have joined foster care agencies across Victoria to form Fostering Connections to make it easier to find out more about becoming a foster carer. Find out more
News & Events
|Next Steps For Shepparton’s Homeless Young People|
|Shepparton’s Education First Youth Foyer has moved a step closer with the appointment of Berry Street Victoria and Rural Housing Network Limited as service providers.read more|
|Having a Merry Christmas? Not in every family|
|Christmas holidays are a time of year when stress exacerbates violence that already exists in relationships.read more|
|Berry Street helps traumatised kids with animal-assisted therapy|
|Three-year-old border collie Koda is a working dog. But, rather than rounding up sheep in a paddock, she spends her days shepherding traumatised children through difficult times. read more|
|Welfare agency Berry Street opens Horsham office|
|Victoria’s largest independent child and family welfare organisation hopes opening an office in the Wimmera will allow it to help more of the region’s children lead safe and happy lives. read more|
|Fresh calls for radical family violence reform|
|Holding perpetrators accountable and keeping mothers and children together must be the focus of any radical reforms coming out of Victoria’s Royal Commission into Family Violence. Berry Street Family Violence Service senior manager Gayle Correnti said specialist family violence workers on the frontline were being inundated by requests for help. read more|